In the '50s and '60s, countless catalog guitars came equipped with gold foil pickups. While the pros may have disregarded these pickups under the assumption that they were a cheap gimmick, garage rockers began using guitars equipped with them out of necessity. Soon enough, tons of players were drawn to the low-output sparkle of these pickups, and their sound has since become synonymous with '60s garage rock. The all-new Gold Foil Jazzmaster pays tribute to those classic guitars, and it's perfect for players seeking an incredibly unique Fender with tons of character.
Unlike most Jazzmasters, this model features a mahogany body that delivers a rich, full sound with deep lows, punchy mids, and excellent sustain. Its '60s "C" shaped maple neck has a nice, vintage feel, and its ebony fingerboard and narrow tall frets play exceptionally well. Fender also equipped this Jazzmaster with a mustang-style bridge and a Bigsby B50 Vibrato, giving it plenty of vibrato potential for surf-rock tunes.
Of course, it wouldn't be called a Gold Foil Jazzmaster if it weren't equipped with a trio of gold foil mini-humbuckers. These pickups have an unbelievable vintage sound - they're chimey, raw, and highly responsive to changes in picking hand attack. They're also very reactive to the settings of the volume and tone controls, allowing players to dial in a wealth of '60s rock tones.
Fender rounded out the Gold Foil Jazzmaster's gorgeous aesthetic with pearloid block inlays, a matching painted headstock, and vintage-style tuners with white buttons. If you've been searching for a stellar vintage-inspired guitar that's sure to turn heads, look no further than the Gold Foil Jazzmaster.
Series: Gold Foil
Orientation: Right Hand
Color: Candy Apple Burst
Country of Origin: Mexico
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Satin Urethane with Matched Headcap
Neck Shape: '60s "C"
Neck Construction: 4-Bolt Standard
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Position Inlays: White Pearloid Block
Side Dots: Black
Number of Frets: 21
Truss Rod: Head Adjust
Truss Rod Nut: 3/16" Hex Adjustment
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Nut Material: Synthetic Bone
Body Material: Mahogany
Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
Body Shape: Jazzmaster®
Body Material: Mahogany
Bridge: Jazzmaster® Bridge with Mustang® Saddles
Bridge Cover/Tailpiece: Bigsby®-Licensed B50 Vibrato
Pickguard: 4-Ply Tortoiseshell
Pickup Covers: Gold Foil Covers with Chrome Surrounds
Control Knobs: Aged White "Witch Hat"
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style with White Buttons
String Trees: Butterfly
Tremolo Arm: Bigsby® Flat Handle
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt with "F" Logo
Strap Buttons: Vintage-Style
Bridge Pickup: Gold Foil Mini-Humbucker
Middle Pickup: Gold Foil Mini-Humbucker
Neck Pickup: Gold Foil Mini-Humbucker
Pickup Configuration: HHH
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Switching: 3-On/Off Slide Switches (One for Each Pickup)
Fret Type: Narrow Tall
Scale Length: 25.5" (64.77 cm)
Case: Deluxe Gig Bag